Emil Carlsen : Still life with fish, 1882.
ECA Control Number: 1870
Archives of American Art #: 61501353 [Art Inventories], 08600034 [Art Inventories]
Record Level: Item
Record Type: Movable Work
Work Title: Still life with fish
Alternate Work Titles:
1963: Still life with fish [from museum online website]
1909: Still life and symphony in copper and brass [from exhibition catalog]
1908: Still life and symphony of copper and brass [from exhibition catalog]
Work Date: 1882
Work Creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Work Medium: Oil on canvas
Work Dimensions: 29-1/2 x 39-1/2 inches | 29-5/8 x 39-3/4 inches
Location: At lower left.
Text: ‘Emil. Carlsen.’.
1963 ( National Gallery Of Art [1937- ], 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565, Chester Dale Collection ) ;
1940 Private collection of Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York, NY ;
1940 ( Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021 ) ;
1920 Private collection of M. Leon Walker [?-c.1940], Lexington, MA ;
1895 Private collection of Charles A. Walker [?-1920], Boston, MA ;
1882 Emil Carlsen [1848-1932], the artist .
1983 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, “Important information inside: The art of John F. Peto and the idea of still-life painting in nineteenth-century America“, January 16 – May 29.
1940 Sotheby’s, New York, NY, “Sale”, May 24.
1943 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, “Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection”, 1943-1944 (shown only one year).
1909 Boston Art Club, Boston, MA, “Seventy-ninth exhibition“, February 2-27.
1908 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, “Second exhibition of contemporary American oil painting”, 1908-1909, #109.
– “American paintings of the nineteenth century, part I,” The collections of the National Gallery of Art systematic catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1996: 46-48, color repro.
– “American paintings: An illustrated catalogue,” National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 37, repro. Kelly, Franklin, with Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., Deborah Chotner, and John Davis.
– “Important information inside: The art of John F. Peto and the idea of still-life painting in nineteenth-century America” by John Wilmerding, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Eastern Press, Inc., New Haven, CT, 1983, pages 79-80, 250, 262, illustrated: b&w on page 79, figure 61.
– “American paintings: An illustrated catalogue,” National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 32, repro. Williams 1981, repro. 178, 179. Wilmerding 1983, 80, repro. 79.
– “American paintings and sculpture: An illustrated catalogue,” National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 20, repro.
– “Paintings other than French in the Chester Dale Collection,” National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 38, repro.
– Letter of 6 June 1940 from Leon Walker to Mary Bullard, Chester Dale’s secretary (in NGA curatorial files), states that the picture was purchased by his father around 1895 and that he received it following his father’s death in 1920.
– Letter of 28 May 1940 from Mary Bullard to Leon Walker (in NGA curatorial files).
– Parke Bernet Galleries, sale catalog, no.206, May 24, 1940.
– Boston Art Club, Boston, MA, exhibition catalog, “Seventy-ninth exhibition“, February 2-27, 1909, #42, not illustrated.
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Record Birth Date:
February 5, 2014
March 21, 2017